The election of Donald J. Trump was a polarizing event. Some celebrated his inauguration as the rebirth of a once-great nation. Others saw it as a descent into authoritarianism. These two narratives dominate the news, leaving less time for coverage of how Trump’s presidency is playing out on the ground, over time, for ordinary people living their everyday lives.
The Trump Diaries is a non-partisan, multi-episode, multi-season documentary podcast. It follows a group of Americans who differ widely in their beliefs, personal identities, locations, and ages, as their lives intertwine with the politics of the day. It is a people’s history of the forty-fifth presidency, recorded in real time, over the course of the entire Trump presidency.